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 Copyright Information

 

What's happening?

Several universities and colleges have been in the news lately, but not for academic reasons. Students are being caught illegally downloading unauthorized copies of music, movies, and other copyrighted material. FIU wants to make sure you are not one of these students. This website is meant to show you the rules of the road concerning legal and illegal downloads.

This can happen to you!

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has sent preservation notices (pre-litigation notices) to FIU, identifying several students who have been caught illegally downloading and/or sharing files of copyrighted material. These preservation notices also explain the consequences students may face as a result of these illegal downloads. If found guilty, students may face fines between $750 and $200,000 per file!

FIU Student Violations and Consequences

First Offense

  • You will receive a “Copyright Violation Notice” sent to your FIU e-mail account. You are required to sign and deliver the notice to PC 534A.
  • You will be required to remove all illegally obtained copyrighted material from your computer.
  • You will have your residence hall networking port disabled if the “Copyright Violation Notice” is not signed.

Second Offense

  • You will have your residence hall networking port disabled.
  • You will be required to remove all illegally obtained copyrighted material from your computer.
  • You will be required to schedule an appointment with the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution and the Information Security Office.
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